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Beach: ‘Billy Lynn’ risky but rewarding

Beach: ‘Billy Lynn’ risky but rewarding

Nick Beach, Reporter
December 1
Filed under Columns, Lifestyle, Movies, Opinion

  “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” is an indie film worth a watch. Ang Lee, best known for “The Life of Pi”, directs this indie film and his risky moves pay off. “Billy Lynn” was initially expected to be a serious Oscar contender upon festival buzz, but was held back by a lim...

Linnabary: ‘Starboy’ paints The Weeknd as just another ball of gas

Linnabary: ‘Starboy’ paints The Weeknd as just another ball of gas

Andrew Linnabary, Managing Editor
November 30
Filed under Columns, Lifestyle, Music, Opinion

Back when his debut “House of Balloons” released, The Weeknd was an enigma. Little was known about Abel Tesfaye or his team of producers. Shrouded in mystery, his songs about endless lines of cocaine, casual sex and his apathy to such a hedonistic lifestyle were fascinatingly leftfield. Fa...

Linnabary: Thank Tribe for their service – they’ve got it this year

Linnabary: Thank Tribe for their service – they’ve got it this year

Andrew Linnabary, Managing Editor
November 28
Filed under Columns, Lifestyle, Music, Opinion

Most rappers can’t stay in touch for five years. Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Jarobi White – collectively known as A Tribe Called Quest – have reemerged after nearly two decades sounding more fresh and in touch than they did on 1998’s “The Love Movement,” their last LP. “We...

Metallica releases first album in nearly a decade; new Sixx:A.M. drags

Metallica releases first album in nearly a decade; new Sixx:A.M. drags

Marissa Campbell, Opinion Editor
November 21
Filed under Columns, Lifestyle, Music, Opinion

“Hardwired…to Self-Destruct” by Metallica Released: Nov. 18 Genre: Metal Rating: A Metallica has finally released their latest music since their last album, “Death Magnetic,” in 2008. Metallica had to live up to the expectations the group has set over the last few decades. This ...

Beach: ‘Nocturnal Animals’ a creepy, suspenseful tale

Beach: ‘Nocturnal Animals’ a creepy, suspenseful tale

Nick Beach, Reporter
November 21
Filed under Columns, Lifestyle, Movies, Opinion

“Nocturnal Animals” may go down as one of the best films of the year. It is definitely deserves its praise. The film is directed by Tom Ford — yes, the fashion designer — and is his second film. It’s clear Ford is a perfectionist. I mention this because I was once in an expensive retail...

Kelly: Media niches — the real problem with political coverage

Kelly: Media niches — the real problem with political coverage

Matthew Kelly, Reporter
November 17
Filed under Columns, Opinion

For the entirety of his presidential campaign, Donald Trump accused the media of corruption, conspiracy, and a liberal agenda.  They said Hillary Clinton would win.  He said the polls were wrong.  On November 8th, he was vindicated. Donald J. Trump will be the next President of the United States. For...

Letter to the Editor — Christine Schneikart-Luebbe

Letter to the Editor — Christine Schneikart-Luebbe

Christine Schneikart-Luebbe
November 17
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

The past 18 months leading to the election I have watched and listened to my students, colleagues and friends share their feelings about the candidates and the process — some of it in person but much of it via social media, most of which was not civil.  Sadly I have seen families and friendships significantly...

Xocoveza is loco in the cabeza

Xocoveza is loco in the cabeza

Brian Hayes, Photographer
November 17
Filed under Columns, Dining, Lifestyle, Opinion

There are few things that I like more than french toast – beer being one of them. Thankfully, I’ve found a beer that combines my love for french toast and my unwavering affinity for beer. I give you the Xocoveza (“SHO-CO-VAY-ZA”) by Stone Brewing. Xocoveza is a winter spiced mocha stout....

Beach: Austin Reaves already a fan favorite; for good reason

Beach: Austin Reaves already a fan favorite; for good reason

Nick Beach, Reporter
November 17
Filed under Columns, Men's Basketball, Opinion, Sports

]He gets a round of applause when he walks to the scorer’s table. And it’s a bit surprising to see that kind of appreciation for a freshman this early in the season. But it’s no surprise that Austin Reaves is already a fan favorite. It’s a bit of the norm for Gregg Marshall to pick up underrated...

Pflugradt: It’s time we unite; accept the results

Pflugradt: It’s time we unite; accept the results

Evan Pflugradt, Editor in Chief
November 14
Filed under Columns, Opinion

The Chicago Cubs are this year’s World Series champions. But their opponent, the Cleveland Indians, scored more runs in the seven-game series. As anyone who knows baseball would understand, it doesn’t matter how many runs you score in the series. If you don’t win the game when it counts, you g...

Linnabary: For the sake of our nation, Trump deserves a chance

Linnabary: For the sake of our nation, Trump deserves a chance

Andrew Linnabary, Managing Editor
November 14
Filed under Columns, Opinion

At 2 a.m. Wednesday morning I found myself stricken with fear. Not fear for my life, or any one else’s, but fear of how I could so tremendously miscalculate what America wants, what America thinks it needs. Watching President-elect Donald Trump give his victory speech was one of the most profound,...

Cohen: Students need to start living up to ‘Shocker Nation’ name

Cohen: Students need to start living up to ‘Shocker Nation’ name

Grant Cohen, Sports Editor
November 7
Filed under Columns, Opinion, Sports

As Wichita State athletics continues its success of national prominence, the same cannot be said about the student body that surrounds them. Sections 116 and 117 are constantly filled with empty seats — even for men’s basketball games. Are students too depressed about not having football playing...